DENVER (CBS4) – Thousands of ice pops from a Denver distribution center have been recalled due to Listeria concerns.
According to FDA, the Goat Fields Company of Wheeling, WV voluntarily recalls about 3,000 cases of budget-averaged Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and sugar-free twin pops, as the products could potentially be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The FDA website states, "Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, infirm or elderly and other immunocompromised individuals, and healthy individuals can only experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and have diarrhea, but a Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women. "
The ice pops were spread to several states including Colorado between April 5 to April 1
No diseases related to the product have been reported.
The frozen ice pops were sold in packs of 12 under the brand names Budget $ aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops. The Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops carry the UPC code 0-74534-84200-9 and have the batch codes D09418A to D10018B. The sugar-free pops have the UPC code 0-74534-75642-9 and have the lot numbers D09318A to D10018B.
Voluntary recall occurs following a routine inspection of the Denver plant's production facility, which Listeria monocytogenes found in samples. Ziegenfelder has ceased production and distribution at the Denver plant while the investigation continues.
Additional Information on Recall:
Consumers who have purchased the affected ice picks are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact the company at 1-888-683-0379, Mon-Fri 8 am-8pm EST.